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Strategic Location

Hanover County MapHanover County is strategically located in Central Virginia, and is bisected by Interstate 95, just north of its intersection with Interstate 64 in the metropolitan Richmond region. Interstate 295 borders the County on the south.

As the result of the proximity to the major population and consumer centers along the East Coast, Hanover businesses have access to an enviable transportation infrastructure that includes major interstates, rail and port facilities, commercial and municipal airports, foreign trade zones, and overnight delivery hubs.

  • Hanover County is within 500 miles of nearly 60% of the nation’s population, over half of its manufacturing activity and 60 percent of its major corporate headquarters.
  • Hanover County is a 90-minute drive from the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and 15 minutes from the Commonwealth’s capital, Richmond.
  • Interstates I-64, I-95, I-85, and I-295 converge in the metro area.
  • Hanover’s interstate highway access gives companies an immediate link to the interstate network. This access equates to lower operating costs with quick shipments of “just-in-time” inventories.
  • The strong transportation network allows an easy commute to jobs in the metropolitan region from more than 20 surrounding cities, towns and counties.
  • More than 3.3 million passengers and about 85 million pounds of cargo are handled at Richmond International Airport (RIC) each year. RIC is served by nine passenger airlines and four dedicated air cargo airlines.
  • Foreign Trade Zone 207 at Richmond International Airport allows companies to defer paying customs duties on goods until they leave the zone for domestic consumption.
  • The Port of Richmond is served by 64 Express barge service.
  • Weekly barge service is provided between the Port and Norfolk International Terminal at the Port of Virginia by 64 Express barge service.
  • The Port of Virginia at Hampton Roads is within 100 miles of Richmond. It is the third largest container port on the U.S. East Coast, with service from more than 75 international shipping lines and more than 3,000 sailings annually to 100 countries.
  • CSX and Norfolk Southern provide rail service.
  • Fed Ex and UPS district hubs are located in the area.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport provides direct service to more than 40 foreign cities and nonstop service daily to nearly 90 U.S. cities. Dulles is 50 minutes by air or two hours by car from Greater Richmond.